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$1000 Gaming rig, will this work?

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May 31, 2012 10:13:03 PM

Hello, I'm looking foward to my first new build. I've been been using this site while doing my research and figured since this is where I obtained my knowledge I would let you critique my setup. I'm planning on purchasing these parts tomorrow and just wanted to make sure I haven't overlooked anything. I am not planning on overclocking at the moment but I would like to leave that option open. This is primarily for gaming.


Approximate Purchase Date: Tomorrow

Budget Range: $1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming and surfing the internet

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website for Parts: newegg.com

Country: United States

Parts Preferences:

Overclocking: Maybe in the future

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

ASUS ENGTX570 DCII/2DIS/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive Bundled with

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


Corsair Obsidian Series 550D Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Bundled with

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K Bundled with

ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...






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May 31, 2012 10:14:52 PM

SLIng that 570 will require an 850W PSU.
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May 31, 2012 11:51:58 PM

No plans for the second card right now but thanks for the advice, I will have to keep that in mind. That said, does everything look good with just the one card?
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June 1, 2012 2:45:05 AM

ckp1680 said:
No plans for the second card right now but thanks for the advice, I will have to keep that in mind. That said, does everything look good with just the one card?

Unless you plan on using that RAM for a hair comb, those tall heat spreaders are going to impede any decent size cpu heat sink. Low profile RAM.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $46.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO

or...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $49.99 FREE SHIPPING
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... $400
GTX 670 2GB

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5818/nvidia-geforce-gtx-6... <----- GTX 670 review w/benchmarks

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $234.98 save: $20.00
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/asrock_z77_extreme... <----- review of that board w/benchmarks

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z77%20Extre... <----- another look at that board along with a link to the most recent bios

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $151.98 save: $18.00 - $20.00 Mail In Rebates
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
Corsair Carbide Series 300R Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.corsair.com/carbide-series-300r-compact-pc-g... <----- another look at that case
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June 1, 2012 2:54:44 AM

^ +1 Nice build Why_Me

My builds getting dated :)  might have to pick up another GTX 560 soon
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June 1, 2012 2:58:26 AM

Niklas_13 said:
^ +1 Nice build Why_Me

My builds getting dated :)  might have to pick up another GTX 560 soon

Wait until the GTX 660 is released in order to see those benchmarks before you pick up another 560. That card should go for $300 or less and it might be worth selling your 560 and picking up a 660. They are due out July/August.
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June 1, 2012 3:13:26 AM

why me's build is perfect and change your 3770k to a 2500k. i7s arent needed for gaming
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June 1, 2012 6:42:14 AM

Why_Me said:
Wait until the GTX 660 is released in order to see those benchmarks before you pick up another 560. That card should go for $300 or less and it might be worth selling your 560 and picking up a 660. They are due out July/August.



Cool Thanks for the heads up!!! maybe i will sell the kids HD 5850 and give them the GTX 560 ( I cant find much benches show thos cards )


To the posted Why_Me,s build will be grate, and you wont be dissapointed.... gl with it and Enjoy :) 
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June 1, 2012 9:43:22 PM

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